Lomatium utriculatum (Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray) J.M. Coult. & Rose
Common lomatium, Spring Gold
Apiaceae (Carrot Family)
Synonym(s): Lomatium vaseyi
USDA Symbol: lout
Little spheres of tiny, bright yellow flowers in umbels above finely divided, carrot-like leaves.
The genus Lomatium is composed of about 80 species restricted to western North America. The genus name, derived from the Greek loma (a border), refers to the wings on the fruit. In California Native Americans ate the leaves raw in the early spring, when they are still crisp.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun
DistributionUSA: CA , OR , WA
Native Distribution: British Columbia south to California west of Cascade Range and Sierra Nevada.
Native Habitat: Grassy slopes, meadows, and woodlands.
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
Supports Conservation Biological Control
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
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From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Lomatium utriculatum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Lomatium utriculatum in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff